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Big East’s Best Battle It Out
IN CONTROL. Northern Nash’s Manuel Sanchez gains an advantage against Southern Nash’s Saul Orduna during last Saturday’s action at the Big East Conference Dual Team Championships at Nash Central High School in Rocky Mount.
Big East’s Best Battle It Out

ROCKY MOUNT -- It was almost a formality that Rocky Mount would be crowned as the title holder at last Saturday’s Big East Conference Dual Team Wrestling Championships.
But the real suspense came in the battle for the second spot in the league, with Northern Nash and Southern Nash jousting for No. 2 -- which carries with it an automatic berth into the Class 3-A State Team Playoffs.

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SECOND MOTION
KAYLA’S QUEST. Nash Central’s Kayla Mitchell (with ball) drives to the basket during last Thursday’s road victory against Rocky Mount Middle.
SECOND MOTION

ROCKY MOUNT - After a first period that didn’t live up to the usual standard, Nash Central Middle School’s girls more than made up for it in the second quarter.
During that decisive stretch, the Lady Trojans held Rocky Mount scoreless en route to taking the lead for good.
Nash Central would go on to top the Lady Ravens by a 31-13 margin in a key Tri-County Conference basketball matchup at the old Rocky Mount High School Gymnasium.

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Red Oak a winner in hoops
Red Oak a winner in hoops

RED OAK -- The Red Oak Middle School Tigers moved one step closer toward earning a playoff berth in the Tri-County Conference with a boys basketball victory last Thursday against Phillips Middle.
Playing at home, the Tigers won in convincing fashion by a 66-24 margin at the ROMS Gymnasium.
Red Oak has lost just twice this season, with both setbacks coming against non-league foe Toisnot out of Wilson.

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NC foiled by Ravens’ comeback
CHRIS CLINGS TO THE BALL. Nash Central’s Chris High (left) drives past a Rocky Mount defender during last Thursday evening’s boys basketball showdown.
NC foiled by Ravens’ comeback

ROCKY MOUNT -- As sloppy as the first half might have been, it closed with Nash Central Middle School clutching a 3-point advantage.
The second half was much more uptempo and exciting, though the Trojans weren’t overjoyed about the closing act.
Instead, Nash Central saw Rocky Mount rally for a 42-40 triumph in a Tri-County Conference boys basketball showdown last Thursday evening at the historic Rocky Mount High School Gymnasium.

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Birds take a key triumph

ROCKY MOUNT -- Southern Nash needed to overcome a dose of negative history last Friday if the Firebirds hoped to erase a two-game losing skid in the Big East Conference boys basketball standings.
Standing in the way of the Firebirds was Rocky Mount -- a club that Southern Nash hadn’t defeated in at least the past 15 years.

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ECU holds first baseball practice

GREENVILLE -- The East Carolina University baseball team held its first official spring practice under first-year head coach Cliff Godwin last Friday afternoon at Lewis Field inside Clark-LeClair Stadium.
Under cold and wet conditions, Godwin and his staff guided the Pirates through a three-hour workout consisting of a five-inning intra-squad scrimmage before closing out the day with a coach-pitch scrimmage.

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NASH COUNTY PARKS AND REC BASKETBALL SCORES

NASH COUNTY -- Here are results from Week Two of the Nash County Parks and Recreation Department’s Youth Basketball Season:

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Bishops win two games at home

ROCKY MOUNT -- The men’s basketball team of North Carolina Wesleyan College swept a pair of USA South Conference games over the weekend, downing Huntingdon by a 92-63 score last Saturday and knocking off LaGrange by an 83-73 tally on Sunday.
Junior Shannon Huff paced the Bishops with back-to-back double-doubles, averaging over 14 points and 10 rebounds per league contest.

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On Call At State Finals
TRULY A JOB WELL DONE. An area officiating crew featuring Nash County resident Tim Walker (second from right) worked the Class 4-A State Football Championship Football Game in December.
On Call At State Finals

NASH COUNTY -- The North Carolina High School Athletic Association’s State Football Championships show off the state’s top gridiron talent -- but that high-level skill doesn’t stop with the players.
North Carolina’s best referees are chosen to work those prestigious games -- and an area crew was in action in December at the Class 4-A State Finals in Winston-Salem.

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County Line announces season schedule

ELM CITY -- Working off of last season’s momentum, County Line Raceway has released its 2015 schedule of events. 
This season will feature five weekly divisions including Late Model, Limited Sportsman (formerly Thunder & Lightning), Super Stock Four Cylinder, Pure Stock V-8 and Pure Stock Four Cylinder. 
The Open Wheel Modified division will also appear one weekend per month. 

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BIG EAST MAT HEROES, 1
BIG EAST MAT HEROES, 1

MAT MASTERS. Among the performers at last Saturday’s Big East Conference Dual Team Championships were (above) Northern Nash’s Jordan Whitehead.

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BIG EAST MAT HEROES, 2
BIG EAST MAT HEROES, 2

MAT MASTERS. Among the performers at last Saturday’s Big East Conference Dual Team Championships were (above) Southern Nash’s Brandon Farris and Northern Nash’s Tyrees Wiggins.

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DANDY DOZEN
DANDY DOZEN

Nash Central’s Jordan Lynch (right) makes a strong move toward the basket during last Thursday’s boys basketball contest versus Rocky Mount Middle.

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IN THE GRASP
IN THE GRASP

(L to R) Nash Central’s Bryant Weber (right) grapples for position against a Rocky Mount wrestler during last Saturday’s Big East Conference Dual Team Wrestling Championships. The annual mat event was hosted by Nash Central High School.

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THAT FOUL FEELING
THAT FOUL FEELING

Nash Central’s Naudika Howard (with ball) is fouled during the Lady Trojans’ victorty last Thursday afternoon at Rocky Mount Middle School.

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